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Lindsey Graham: Slash health care so sequester cuts won’t ‘destroy the military’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday suggested that President Barack Obama’s health care programs for the middle class should be slashed to stop scheduled sequester cuts from “destroying the military.” During an interview on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace point out that the White House has said that if…

‘Dorner’s Last Stand’ game surfaces as protesters decry LAPD brutality

An online video game depicting ex-Los Angeles Police officer and quadruple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner’s battle with authorities surfaced online as demonstrators criticized his former department for mishandling the case. KTLA-TV reported on Saturday that the game, “Christopher Dorner’s Last Stand,” released by the online collective 4chan, has players portraying Dorner…

Police: CA rape suspect met victim on Christian dating site

Police in La Mesa, California said on Friday that the suspect in a rape and burglary case met his victim on a popular Christian dating site. According to KGTV-TV, 37-year-old Sean Patrick Banks was arrested earlier this week and charged with forcible rape and one count of residential burglary after…

Bay Area stargazers abuzz after spotting meteor overhead

Northern California residents spotted the second meteor over Earth in less than 24 hours Friday night, KGO-TV reported. This meteor, seen just hours after the one that injured more than 1,200 people after crashing to the ground in Russia, did not cause any damage. Astronomer Gerald McKeegan, who works for…

Mother of slain inaugural performer demands action from Congress

The mother of Hadiya Pendelton, a 15-year-old girl who was shot to death one week after performing at President Barack Obama’s inauguration has made a PSA demanding action on gun safety from Congress. Cleopatra Cowley-Pendelton joined forces with the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns to produce the 30-second ad spot.…

Maddow blasts ‘space cadet’ Rand Paul’s conspiracy theories

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the mainstreaming of paranoid, right-wing conspiracy theories, and how politicians like Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are taking these wild-eyed fantasies off of the Internet and talk radio and bringing them to bear in national politics. She began by discussing…

Divers scour lake for fragments after meteor injures 1,200 in Russia’s Urals

Divers scoured the bottom of a Russian lake on Saturday for fragments of a meteorite that plunged to Earth in a blinding fireball whose shockwaves injured 1,200 people and damaged thousands of homes. The 10-tonnes meteor streaked across the sky in the Urals region on Friday morning just as the…

Russian meteor blast had force of 300-kiloton nuclear warhead

Russian meteor blast had force of 300-kiloton nuclear warhead (+video) (via The Christian Science Monitor) The meteor that exploded over the Ural Mountains in Russia Friday now appears to have been a small asteroid clearly unrelated to 2012 DA14, which flitted past Earth Friday afternoon. Initially, the Russian Academy of…

Bill Maher: GOP ‘has always been an uneasy marriage between the Jesus freaks and the plutocrats’

On tonight’s episode of Real Time, host Bill Maher chatted with panelists Donna Brazile, Jon Meacham, and Jamie Weinstein about recent attempts by some in the GOP — most notably Karl Rove — to “reign in the wild out-there batshit part of the Republican Party and get it back to…

Maher on Hagel: Based on GOP statements ‘the Israelis are controlling our government’

On Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, the host took issue with Senate Republican’s blocking of Chuck Hagel’s confirmation as Secretary of Defense — actions which have been called unprecedented by Democrats, although USA Today reports that leading senators claim that they will allow a vote the week of…

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